MANUFACTURING IS BOOMING IN CONNECTICUT  Be a part of it! Skill Up for Manufacturing provides entry-level skills and connections to employers that are hiring. Click Apply Now  to complete your application. Check your email for notifications about when Assessments will be scheduled.


18 years old; high school diploma or GED; Connecticut residency; ability to work in the United States.

PUT YOUR SKILLS TO WORK! You’ll get an email in 24-48 hours inviting you to schedule an assessment covering shop math, ruler reading and spatial reasoning. Use these resources to prepare. BOOT CAMP offered to help applicants score higher.

5 WEEKS IS ALL IT TAKES. Skill Up is designed to quickly channel people into entry-level manufacturing jobs by providing the fundamentals that employers need.

TRAINING IS FREE TO PARTICIPANTS, funded by Workforce Alliance through the Apprenticeship CT Initiative. Trainees will earn a stipend plus 250 Pre-Apprenticeship Hours, Six Sigma certification and OSHA 10.

COMING IN 2020: ADVANCED PLASTICS TRAINING. Go beyond an introduction to manufacturing with 2 additional weeks of training specific to plastics manufacturing in Connecticut.


Apply today to be scheduled for an assessment this Fall, with new Skill Up classes starting in 2020! All classes meet Monday-Friday, 9 AM – 4 PM.

When applying, please indicate preferred training location:

Gateway Community College, New Haven, CT.

Next Class: March 2 – April 3, 2020

Middlesex Community College in partnership with Vinal Technical High School, Middletown, CT.

Next Class: Jan. 21 – March 6, 2020 – (Includes additional 2 weeks for Plastics training)


Learn more about Skill Up

Follow these steps to MANUFACTURE YOUR FUTURE:

Skill Up for Manufacturing Coordinator:

Jean Arnold-Barry

(203) 867-4030 x 227

Skill Up for Manufacturing is a program of Workforce Alliance and is funded by the Apprenticeship Connecticut Initiative. Open to CT residents 18 years or older with a HS Diploma/GED. Equal opportunity program. Auxiliary aids available upon request for persons with disabilities.


EMPLOYERS: Join these companies who are using Skill Up to meet their hiring needs.  CONTACT Steve Johnson at (203) 867-4030 x 233 or Get early access to candidates at Meet & Greets, and work with Steve to identify your candidates. 


Skill Up for Manufacturing is endorsed by the New Haven Manufacturers Association.